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    • Tiggy14
    • By Tiggy14 6th Mar 18, 12:36 PM
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    Recruitment
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    • 6th Mar 18, 12:36 PM
    Recruitment 6th Mar 18 at 12:36 PM
    Hi all, hope somebody can give me some advice.

    The company I work for recently posted a vacancy on the internal vacancy recruitment board. I applied for this position and was unsuccessful. During the interview I asked what area the role was for but was told that it was not relevant. I explained that I felt it was because different areas would require offering skill sets and approach and had I been successful on a 2nd interview this would have enabled me to showcase why I get I was a suitable candidate for the role.

    A couple of weeks ago I then find out by email that there is not. 1 new starter for the role but in fact 3, 1 for each area. Is this a fair and legal process as I feel the recruitment was not transparent as only 1 vacancy was ever listed.

    When I questioned why there were now 3 new starters I was told oh it was a last minute decision. Frankly I donít believe this as the roles are paying between 40-50k so not something 8 think would have been last minute.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Tiggy
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    • ReadingTim
    • By ReadingTim 6th Mar 18, 12:51 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 12:51 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 12:51 PM
    Yes, it is legal, so my advice is to get over the rejection and move on.
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 6th Mar 18, 1:25 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 1:25 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 1:25 PM
    Hi all, hope somebody can give me some advice.

    The company I work for recently posted a vacancy on the internal vacancy recruitment board. I applied for this position and was unsuccessful. During the interview I asked what area the role was for but was told that it was not relevant. I explained that I felt it was because different areas would require offering skill sets and approach and had I been successful on a 2nd interview this would have enabled me to showcase why I get I was a suitable candidate for the role.

    A couple of weeks ago I then find out by email that there is not. 1 new starter for the role but in fact 3, 1 for each area. Is this a fair and legal process as I feel the recruitment was not transparent as only 1 vacancy was ever listed.

    When I questioned why there were now 3 new starters I was told oh it was a last minute decision. Frankly I donít believe this as the roles are paying between 40-50k so not something 8 think would have been last minute.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Tiggy
    Originally posted by Tiggy14
    Think you're mad (and unlikely to qualify for a £50k job) if you think you can sue your employer for not holding your hand through an interview
    • Tiggy14
    • By Tiggy14 6th Mar 18, 1:48 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 1:48 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 1:48 PM
    I have since found a new position and currently working notice period anyway, no itís not quite a 50k job but not far off
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 6th Mar 18, 2:02 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 2:02 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 2:02 PM
    All that in 1hr and 12 mins....
    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 6th Mar 18, 2:05 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 2:05 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 2:05 PM
    I have since found a new position and currently working notice period anyway, no itís not quite a 50k job but not far off
    Originally posted by Tiggy14
    Yet you still wanted to know whether your old company acted legally...

    What advice would you possibly need now you have this sparkly new job?
    • ScorpiondeRooftrouser
    • By ScorpiondeRooftrouser 6th Mar 18, 2:06 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 2:06 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 2:06 PM
    What advice do you want, then?

    EDIT: Apologies to marliepanda; said the same thing slightly later!
    • Detroit
    • By Detroit 6th Mar 18, 6:37 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 6:37 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 6:37 PM
    I don't see how it's any less fair to candidates if they believe there is one job when there are in fact three. How would they suffer detriment from three people being selected rather than one? Surely it improves the odds?

    As for the interview, it is not unusual to conduct a more generic interview that tests core skills and competences then place the successful candidates where the employer feels they would be the best fit.

    Unless you have a protected characteristic and have genuine reason to believe you have been discriminated against in the process there is no come back.


    Put your hands up.
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 6th Mar 18, 7:18 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 7:18 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 7:18 PM
    I don't see how it's any less fair to candidates if they believe there is one job when there are in fact three. How would they suffer detriment from three people being selected rather than one? Surely it improves the odds?

    As for the interview, it is not unusual to conduct a more generic interview that tests core skills and competences then place the successful candidates where the employer feels they would be the best fit.

    Unless you have a protected characteristic and have genuine reason to believe you have been discriminated against in the process there is no come back.
    Originally posted by Detroit
    Sorry just to be clear we all have protected characteristics.

    Equality act applies to everyone not minorities only
    • Detroit
    • By Detroit 6th Mar 18, 7:42 PM
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    Sorry just to be clear we all have protected characteristics.

    Equality act applies to everyone not minorities only
    Originally posted by Comms69
    Thank you. You're quite correct. It would have been accurate to have said unless you feel you have been discriminated against because of a protected characteristic.


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